Normal cells / non-neoplastic findings
Lower uterine segment endometrium
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● Associated with use of endocervical brush (pushed too high into cervical os) and post-cone biopsies (Diagn Cytopathol 1995;12:263)
● May mimic atypical glandular lesions, endometriosis, HSIL or be considered “inconclusive”
● According to the Bethesda system, does not need to be reported if seen in the absence of exfoliated endometrial cells
● Large groups with gland openings, branched glands, nuclear palisading within fragments (Am J Clin Pathol 1996;106:511)
● Often endometrial stroma and smaller fragments that are densely cellular with nuclear palisading
● Australian Society of Cytology
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